Australia Day, celebrated on January 26, is observed as a public hoilday in all States and Territories to enable residents to celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian. It's a day to be proud and reflect on what this nation has achieved and re-commit to making an even better place for future generations.
Each year, Council hosts an Australia Day Awards Presentation Evening, recognising individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to the community or who have excelled in the sporting or cultural arenas. Residents are encouraged to nominate their local hero.
Nominations closed 31 October 2013.
To assist regional communities, Council allocates funding to approved applicants to host Australia Day Community Events in their townships. These community events complement the main regional event held annually on January 26.
Applications closed 31 October 2013.
Residents can celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian on January 26 at the region's major Australia Day Family Fun Day event, held at the Gladstone Marina.